Anonymous Search is categorized by malware researchers as a dangerous browser hijacker. Having it on your computer will bring you nothing but trouble. It is advertised as a very useful app that will help you “reduce the search engine’s ability to collect information on your web experience”, but in reality, it does not. Shortly after the parasite has established itself on your browser, it will start its malicious plan.
Hijackers are known to alter your browser settings and replace your homepage, new tab pages and search engine with a shady custom page. What’s more, it is not unusual for hijackers to install dubious extensions and toolbars without needing to ask for your permission. All hell breaks loose when it starts generating a large number of advertisements. Such content will be specifically created to be more appealing to the user, thanks to the obtained web data like browsing history and search results.
Browser hijackers cannot hack their way on your PC. They need your permission to get access. Hackers rely on your naivety and negligence, to carry out their malicious tasks. Do not fall into their trap. Be cautious when you’re browsing the internet and think twice before clicking on something.
Hijackers are commonly known to hide behind spam email messages, email attachments and executable files, torrents, fake update requests, free software bundles, as well as infected links and ads. In order to make sure that you won’t unintentionally install malicious software on your computer, you must install only under the advanced/custom setup wizard. Also, don’t blindly trust a random pop-up that urges you to follow a shady update link. Instead, rely only on official and licensed sources to get your software updates.
Many users do not consider browser hijackers to be ‘real viruses’ since they limit their attack to the browser only. However, that does not mean that you should be careless and ignore the threat altogether. As soon as you detect the presence of such malware, you need to immediately remove it before it is able to cause trouble. Otherwise, you risk exposing your personal and financial data.
You can be sure that cyber criminals will not pass this opportunity and take advantage of your situation to obtain such data, so they can profit by sharing it with other people. Not to mention the threat that a hijacker is to your browser. This parasite is responsible for your slow internet connection and the constant browser crashes and lagging. If you want to return to a secure and ad-free browser experience, you need to heed our warning and act against this annoying parasite ASAP! We can help you with this task. All you have to do is simply follow our detailed instructions below.
Anonymous Search Uninstall
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove Anonymous Search from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.